Monday, October 26, 2009

UC Prompts 1 and 2 due

Complete drafts of UC Prompts 1 and 2 due today. Students had the entire period to type revised draft.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


After looking at a model essay and discussing as a class, students reviewed papers giving feedback around 4 questions:
1. What 3 words would you use to describe the author.
2. What is the overall theme?
3. What is the most persuasive part?
4. Where is it least persuasive?

Students then could revise and begin typing revised draft.

Study SAT Vocab #6

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SAT Vocab #5 Quiz

We took a quiz on SAT Vocab #5 words. Students had the remainder of the short class period to work on SAT Vocab #6 words and/or to finish up UC essays.

Prompts 1 and 2 due TODAY

Peer-editing workshop tomorrow

SAT Vocab #6

Monday, October 19, 2009

College Essays

Students are working on the UC Prompts in class for the next 2 weeks. If students are applying to additional colleges that require different/specific essays (including short answer responses) they can also work on those in class.

We identified characteristics of good college essays as told by readers of those essays.

Complete responses to Prompts 1 and 2
Sat Vocab quiz on Wednesday

Friday, October 16, 2009

UC Prompts

We will spend the next few weeks writing our college application essays. We started brainstorming for personal essays in class.
Students are required to answer the UC prompts as a grade for this class:

Prompt #1
Describe the world you come from-for example, your family, community or school-and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

Prompt #2
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

Both prompts need to be answered in 1000 words total. You can split up the words in any way, make sure that the shortest piece is at least 250 words.

Study for SAT Vocab #5 quiz

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Journey and The Voice Literary Analysis Final Draft DUE

Students were given the class period to publish their final drafts. The unit reflection was also handed out (due Tuesday).
Final drafts must be turned in by Friday, Oct 9th at 2:50 pm. Late papers will not be accepted.

Complete unit reflection

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Short period, but students used the entire period to type drafts.

Bring in The Alchemist book

Monday, October 5, 2009

NWEA Testing

Students took the Reading NWEA test in class and were able to continue working on drafts.

Study for SAT Vocab #4 quiz on Wednesday